Musqueam Recreation Plan
EcoPlan supported a sports facility planning process to capitalize on special legacy funding opportunities, available through Musqueam’s role as one of four Host First Nations of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. A team of staff and community members reviewed possible locations, requirements, and activities for the potential facility. Using technical data, professional assessments, input from community members and community leaders and a set of objective-based evaluation criteria, seven potential options were considered. The planning process involved substantial community engagement, including two open houses, working groups and family meetings. The final location received broad support from the community. The project received a 2010 Award for Excellence in Recreation Planning (honourable mention) from the Canadian Institute of Planners.